Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatree company will finish their tenure as managers of The Holbeck club with three shows this weekend (9-11 December 2022).
On Friday at 7:30pm, Leeds based dance theatre duo ACCA present their much anticipated first full length show: ‘Occupational Hazard.’
Meet Becky and Linda, ACCAirways’ creme de la creme. Fusing comedy, clowning and cabaret, Occupational Hazard is an easy takeoff and a bumpy landing into the world of navigating consent as a female in the service industry. Expect high energy dancing to questionable robot impressions with ACCA’s iconic flair for playfulness. You’re in safe hands when you fly with Becky and Linda, so sit back, relax, and let them lull you into a false sense of security. Boarding passes at the ready, this flight is about to take off!
Saturday (6pm) sees the return of boundary-pushing music ensemble Manchester Collective to The Holbeck with an adventurous programme for string orchestra. At the heart of it is a new commission by Oliver Leith – the voice of a new generation of British composers. “Deadpan, subversive and quietly anarchic” according to BBC Radio 3, Oliver’s music seamlessly crosses the boundary between contemporary classical and electronic worlds.
And finally on Sunday at 3pm West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra has a feast of musical delights to get you in the mood for the festive season. Marvel at the moonlit sky with Debussy’s Clair de Lune, dance in the spotlight to music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, wrap up warm for a ride in Leroy Anderson’s sleigh and exercise your vocal chords singing along with the Jackson 5’s Rocking Robin, and much more besides: you can expect a real twiddly-diddly-treat!
As with all shows presented by Slung Low, it’s pay what you decide once you’ve seen the show. However you do need to book a free ticket. Go to www.slunglow.org/shows for full details and booking.
The Holbeck is located at Jenkinson Lawn, Leeds, LS11 9QX.
As we previously reported, Slung Low are moving to a new warehouse venue on Ingram Road in Holbeck and we will have news of their shows there after Christmas.
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